In Gen 22:3. Abraham saddled his horse and did as God commanded him without delay, and without questioning God. Not only is God a change agent; he also can empower you to become successful in life. He can put your enemies under your feet. He can make you rise up against all obstacles on your way.
Simon answered Jesus, Master we have toiled all the night and we have caught no fish. Luke 5:5-11. Have you ever heard God asked you to give an offering when you have no money in your pocket except that little money you have reserved for something. Is there anytime God had asked you to give and you are not willing to give or to forgive those who have wronged you, and you were not willing to forgive. If you are going to be the kind of person God wants you to be, you must be willing to obey God totally and completely.
Simon said to Jesus, nevertheless at thy word; what you have asked us to do does not make sense but at thy word I shall lower my net. You must come to that place where God says forgive your wife and because God has spoken you will forgive her. When God says stay away from anything that will lure you into sin; say to God it does not make sense but I have decided to obey you.
Number One: God prospers by instruction. What is He saying to you? it is your duty to find it out
Number Two: God explodes your miracles when you obey him. Obedience is the master key to success. There were sermons Jesus did not preach; there were sermons he demonstrated. What happened in the life of Peter was a demonstration of his sermon. He came that you may be somebody. We need to obey God because he knows the number of fishes in every ocean. The fishes that refuse to obey you shall obey him.
Number three: How many of us have learnt the reward of gratitude. Peter fell down at Jesus feet. As I went to my village and saw big buildings, I was forced to pack my car and go under my kneels and thanked God. All of us must learn how to be grateful to God. There are things we must not take for granted; how many of you are happy that Jesus died because of you? How many of you are happy that God has a plan, not to take you to America but to take you to Heaven. Men and brethren, those who are grateful in life, receives double portion of the reward of life. You must ask God to teach you how to be grateful. Anyone who becomes grateful; you are going to single yourself out of the crowd, people will always love you without you knowing why they love you.
You must pulse, ponder and celebrate the person that blesses you. When you go to your village and see your mother, tell her ‘Mother I am happy you are still alive’. Peter did and he became the Bishop of others from being a fisherman.
If you are here with anything that is not working in your life; maybe you are here as a preacher but you are not doing well. Whatever is your instrument of work; whatever God has empowered you to use for the welfare of your family and yourself; whatever is your training, my desire is that God will turn it to be instrument of feeding your family members and feeding you. The bible has already promised that whatever you lay your hands to do shall be successful. Right where you are, I want you to prophesy to your hand and say ‘you my hand whatever I shall lay you to do shall prosper’
I don’t care how young you are, every one of us was sent to this world to solve a problem. I don’t know what the problem is; everything God created was created to solve a problem. I declare that you must solve a problem in your family, in your church, everywhere you go; you must be use by God to solve problems. Tell God to step into your boat, into your business, into your studies, into your finances, into your training, and step into your calling.
Dr Uma Ukpai
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